Celebration of keeping our pools open

Great turn out at the "pool party" I hosted at City Hall to celebrate Council's ratification of the agreement between the TDSB and the City of Toronto that will keep the 33 in-school pools open.

I was pleased to be joined by Chair of the Toronto Lands Corporation David Crombie, Director of Parks, Forestry and Recreation Richard Ubbens, Manager of Aquatics Anne Jackson, Chair of the Toronto Sports Council Karen Pitre, members the Aquatics working group, and young swimmers from Frankland Pool.

This was a landmark achievement, keeping recreation facilities open for the community to enjoy!

From the Toronto Star:

Tuesday morning, a five-year deal between the City of Toronto and the Toronto public school board was officially ratified.

Tuesday afternoon, supporters were having a “pool party” to celebrate.

“This has been a long, arduous road and it’s a milestone today,” said Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) after the gathering at city hall of parents, kids and city staff and staff of the school board’s real estate arm — complete with a cake decorated to look like a pool.

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